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GMP Bitesize Courses

90 minute live online interactive courses designed for anyone involved in the Pharmaceutical industry. The class size is limited to 10 delegates and our two expert facilitators will ensure your active participation - everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together.
Key InformationWhy Inspired

Top up your knowledge in bitesized live online courses  

Make no mistake – these events are not webinars. The class size is limited to 10 delegates and our two expert facilitators will ensure your active participation – everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together.

The four courses include:

  • GMP Induction course aimed at New Starters
  • Human Error – and how to avoid
  • Basic Microbiology in Pharmaceuticals
  • The Control of Approved Suppliers

Make a Booking

Summer series now finished – currently no dates scheduled. December dates may be added later in the year.

 All Events:

The cost is £150 plus VAT. Course will be charged in GB pounds. 

Payment can be made by cheque, electronic transfer, credit or debit card. Payment must be made before the course start date. Either payment or a Purchase Order number will be required to secure a place on the course.

If you plan to pay by credit card then you should first look at this helpful information.

Alternatively, if you want to discuss any aspect of our bitesized training courses please send an email with your enquiry or call +44 1635 866699.

Group Bookings - discounts of up to 50% 

Book 2 or more individuals from the same company for the same course date to enjoy substantial discounts. The first booking is charged at the full published rate with the second booking charged at full published rate minus 20%. A third or fourth booking is charged at full published rate minus 50%. These discounts are applied automatically when you make a booking.

Key Course Information

GMP Induction course

Dates to be announced later in year

  • What is Good Manufacturing Practice?
  • The history of GMP, including pharmaceutical disasters.
  • Why we have GMP in pharmaceuticals.
  • Protecting the patient or end-user of the medicine.
  • Licences for medicines and sites of manufacturing.
  • How a new medicine gets to the market.
  • Initial process validation and the need for change control.
  • The problem of relying only on QC sampling and testing.
  • The Qualified Person and batch release.

Human Error and how to avoid

Dates to be announced later in year

  • Human error or not?
  • GMP guidelines on using “human error”.
  • Common causes for people to make mistakes.
  • Steps that we can take to avoid these mistakes.
  • The importance of clear communication.
  • The importance of good documentation.
  • The importance of good training and evaluation.
  • Strategies we can all employ to reduce human error in the first place.

Basic Microbiology in Pharmaceuticals

Dates to be announced later in year

  • Different types of microorganisms.
  • Growth requirements.
  • The need to control microorganisms in pharmaceutical products.
  • Sterile products.
  • Sterilisation and sanitisation.
  • Aseptic processing and terminal sterilisation.
  • Grades of cleanrooms.
  • Microorganisms on humans.
  • Controlling microorganisms in the work environment.

Control of approved suppliers

Dates to be announced later in year

  • GMP guidance.
  • The need to approve suppliers.
  • Initial approval.
  • Contacts.
  • Questionnaires, evaluations and audits.
  • Audit frequency.
  • Auditing and what to look for.
  • Review of supplier’s performance.
  • Feedback on performance and concerns.

Course cost:

£150  per delegate plus VAT. Course will be charged in GB pounds.

Delegates from outside the UK but within the European Union (EU) will not be charged VAT if they supply their own company’s national VAT number when booking. VAT will not be charged for any delegates coming from outside the EU.
The cost includes:.

  • Course folder containing copies of slides and supplementary notes and handouts.
  • Course attendance certificate.
  • Full tutor support and access during course times. 

Live Online Interactive learning

Stay Safe – Attend from home or whilst at work

With 2 expert facilitators and a maximum of 10 delegates our course will utilise state-of-the art interactive online classroom software that will enable you to:

  • chat online with the facilitators and other delegates
  • raise your ‘virtual’ hand to ask a question
  • participate anonymously in a poll or survey and see an instant display of the class results
  • undertake exercises on your own or in a group

And best of all no travel is needed nor a stay in a hotel reducing any risks of COVID-19 and saving you a lot of time, hassle and money.

 

As always we will ensure this event is inspirational, enjoyable and educational. See feedback below:

What is involved?

We will send you a link to the live online interactive course with your joining instructions once you have booked your place. 

You should log into the training session 10-15 minutes before the start time, to ensure that you have set up the courseware  correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and be seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera — if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

I found the interaction very good by using the chat option as it keeps everyone interested and there was a variety of questions and answers.

Quality / EHS Specialist, DCC VITAL

Great course, although it was virtual I felt we got the same value for money as if it was F2F, a 10 out of 10!!! I will recommend to colleagues

Quality Executive, ABPI

The GMP course was ran very well. Both presenters were very knowledgeable in the area, both for the EU and other countries. I would highly recommend this course to those who are new to the area of GMP, as well as those who just need a bit of a refresher.

 

Training Officer, THORNTON & ROSS

Why choose Inspired Pharma?

Expert Tutors

Dominic Parry

Dominic Parry

Dominic Parry has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1992 and is a leading pharmaceutical quality management specialist. He worked for 4 years at Evans Medical Limited (now Novartis Vaccines) as a Production Development Scientist. He then moved to Hoechst Marion Roussel (now Patheon, UK), where he worked for 4 years as a Quality Assurance Officer and then Validation Manager for the sterile manufacturing operations.

Over the past 15 years, he has worked as a leading pharmaceutical GMP trainer and Quality Management System specialist. He works closely with pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers on evaluating, developing and continually improving their quality systems.

He is generally recognised as one of the leading GMP trainers in the UK and brings an enormous amount of interest, enthusiasm and fun into the training he presents. He is Managing Director of Inspired Pharma Training Ltd.

Matt Morris

Matt Morris

Matt is a dynamic, energetic and authentic trainer who demonstrates his passion and communicates this to all who encounter him. He began his Pharma career at Napp Laboratories before having short spells in related industries. He then spent 15 years with GlaxoSmithKline gaining extensive knowledge of GMP from roles in Packaging, Logistics and QC.

More recently, Matt worked as GMP Learning and Development Manager for Lonza Biologics and draws on all his varied experience to create a lively, relevant training environment.

Andy Martin

Andy Martin

Andy started working in the Pharmaceutical industry in 1985 as a lab technician for Smith & Nephew.  Following this he had a number of roles culminating when he took over as QA Microbiology Manager.   In 2003 he moved into Pharmaceutical Training and then in 2007 he moved back into Microbiology when he took up the position of Microbiology Manager for Catalent Pharma Solutions.  Since 2012 he has operated as a consultant specialising in Microbiology and Quality Systems.

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We help people in Pharma organisations to continually improve their regulatory systems to gain competitive advantage and ensure compliance.

We offer a wide range of highly praised and respected classroom and online training courses and also provide our global pharma clients with consultancy support. Our classroom courses are available on a public schedule and also can be customised for inhouse delivery at a client site.

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Each course typically consists of 10-20 minute chapters of content followed by a quiz based assessment. The QP courses feature tutor assessment too. The learning is accessed over the internet using desktop computers, laptops, tablets and even smartphones.

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